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WikiProject Rugby union national team Improvement Drive[edit]

Shudde talk 05:20, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Babe Zaharias[edit]

Hey, thank you for the kind words and encouragement! I like your photos, too, but you might want to check the link from your userpage. Looks like a bot gotcha (by accident). Speaking of photos, I'm still trying to get a good public domain pic of her for the piece. -- LisaSmall T/C 00:40, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

England national rugby union team FAC[edit]

I was wondering if you could comment at the England national rugby union team's FAC here. Thanks. - Shudde talk 09:08, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi Gareth[edit]

Some Zionist thug is deleting my improvements to the Menachem Begin page. I detailed Begin's involvement in the Deir Yassin Massacre and the shock it elicited from many Jewish thinkers and leaders including Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt and others, which is evidenced by a letter they published to the New York Times in December 1948 calling Begin's party a fascist party, accusing Begin of terrorism, and warning the public not to allow Begin to visit the US and not to give money to his party. But the Zionist hooligans on Wikipedia, true to Zionistic smear and intimidation tactics, want to hide the truth. Since I'm new, I need some help: How can I undo their deletions? How can I complain? Thanks, Firstamend 14:38, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Retrospective award[edit]

I Cas Liber, hereby award Rlevse the Flaming Joel-wiki for raising our collective consciousness for work on a Featured Article highlighted by the Übermuse Billy Joel in his great song We Didn't Start the Fire...cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:54, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

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Ato Bolden[edit]

I noticed you added the drug allegations to Maurice Greene. I added details of a letter from Ato Bolden concerning Greene to Boldens page [1], and wondered if you had heard of it? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 23:59, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Eigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspace[edit]

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Thank you for your recent corrections in Eigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspace. Your competent help is much appreciated. --Lantonov (talk) 09:44, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Your unsourced Meta images[edit]

Please explain the sources and licenses of the following Meta images:

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--Jusjih (talk) 01:09, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

None was created by me, but each was entered in the 2001 logo competition, (see m:Logo_suggestions and m:Logo_suggestions/Humorous_logos) and GFDL licensed as part of that procedure. At the end of that competition, Larry Sanger deleted them because he is a humourless tosser. I saved them from deletion because they amused me. -- GWO (talk)

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AfD nomination of Brian Moore's Head Looks Uncannily Like London Planetarium[edit]

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Gareth Owen[edit]

Gareth Owen.

Remember 12 December 2001? Creating your own article on Wikipedia, lol. Sorry if this is an unwelcome reminder, I just thought 'blow me, Vales new loan signing is a Wikipedian', obviously I now see that that isn't the case, but 7 years eh? Where does the time go?--EchetusXe (talk) 23:40, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

In my defence, that was two months before the User: namespace. But yeah, 2001 and seems a long time ago. -- GWO (talk)

Your user page[edit]

I found your old user page while checking out some old deleted contributions. I have history merged it, so that all edits are in one place. Hope you don't mind. Graham87 04:36, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


disaster ?[edit]

Hello Gareth, I left a wikipedia theory theses on my page. May be this is a disaster ;) gr. Paul --Paul Conradi (talk) 11:39, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

disaster II[edit]

Hello Gareth, I am a user from Germany. On another user page I found the bonmot "The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in practice. In theory, it's a total disaster" and a link to your page. Is this really from you? It is very true and describes exactly what I try to explain to people who are not familiar with wikipedia. Greetings -- Zigg —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.129.105.17 (talk) 13:39, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

It does sound like something I might have coined, but to be completely honest, I can't remember anymore. Sorry ;(

Proposed deletion of Rock and roll.[edit]

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Proposed deletion of The definition of america is rock and roll[edit]

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RfD nomination of Rock and roll.[edit]

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RfD nomination of The definition of america is rock and roll[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Theory and Practice[edit]

Gareth, you are sometimes attributed as the source of the statement on your user page: "The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in practice. In theory, it's a total disaster". Is this true, if not, I'd love to know how you came by the statement? --Reagle (talk) 14:20, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Tamim Iqbal profile picture[edit]

Gareth, I have no idea why you changed/added Tamim Iqbal's picture to a completely wrong one! The picture you uploaded was Bangladeshi pace bowler Shafiul Islam's, not Tamim Iqbal's. This is a wrong photo of Tamim Iqbal and please upload the right picture. gromell —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gromell (talkcontribs) 19:24, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, genuine case of mistaken identity. -- 87.115.7.165 (talk) 06:47, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Man-Faye[edit]

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That's not my picture. I uploaded one of that name -- ooh, about 10 years ago -- but someone has overwritten it with a shot of their own. -- GWO (talk)

MfD nomination of User:Gareth Owen/List of everyone who has ever lived[edit]

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Invitation[edit]


hey, wanna join mah group?

Dear Gareth Owen,

I am inviting you to join the Miles Davis WikiProject. I found you, Gareth Owen, on several revision history statistics of articles related with "Miles Davis", and therefore I am of the opinion, that you should be one of those members of this WikiProject I recently created. I hope you will approve my invitation.

Regards,


-- ♫Greatorangepumpkin♫ T 23:14, 5 January 2011 (UTC)


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